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In Memory of Lance Hickey

The team at Pursuit-of-Happiness.org is still reeling from the unexpected loss of our dear friend and colleague, Lance Hickey, who was a core contributor to this website. Lance exemplified a rare combination of intellectual brilliance and compassion. He  was devoted to teaching and writing about philosophy, and especially one of the greatest goals of philosophy, the quest for happiness. He contributed to the vision of our organization as well as the content of the website, and to name only a few examples, the lion's share of contributions on Socrates, Aristotle, Locke, Jahoda and Dener  in the History of Happiness section, the FAQ on the Science of Happiness, the wonderful description of Flow, as well as large chunks of editorial work on the Science of Happiness. If you appreciate his work and the content of this website, please visit his memorial page. Yet words cannot describe how much we appreciated his friendship and his devotion to a great cause.

2 Responses to "In Memory of Lance Hickey"

  • Linda Emily Garrido
    June 3, 2011 - 4:51 pm

    Lance was my professor at Suffolk Community College of Long Island. What a bright, talented, gifted, generous and unique soul (on top of many other adjectives…all positive!) I miss him dearly and I know that others do as well. I never met someone like him and am grateful that he touched my life in the time that he was here. He really inspired me to appreciate the beauty in the world, something I think that we all take for granted at times. What an extraordinary individual!

  • Alexander Iwanow
    June 5, 2011 - 2:01 pm

    Lance was my first philosophy professor at Rutgers way back in 2000. The guy was pure gold. A warm, gifted, conscientious teacher that deserved better.